Harness your Willpower
It is very easy to slouch around and enjoy life, forgetting about your health and future, but it is your job to moderate yourself, use your willpower and minimize any indulgence that can harm you.
Taking breaks and relaxing should enhance our lives, not fracture it.
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Fear holds us back. We don't ask for a raise in fear of losing our job. We don't have a tough conversation due to fear of conflict. The culprit is our fear of failure.
Once we get comfortable with failing, and use it as a learning experience, we can deal with life and grow exponentially.
Whether it’s emotional, philosophical, interpersonal, or professional growth, people are not growing at the same pace.
Some people move light years if you don't talk to them for a couple of months, and others have stayed more or less the same for 3, 4, 5 years or longer.
Spend time with friends who motivate you and bring out your best behavior and habits, rather than those who lull you into being mediocre and are just fun to have a drink with.
By staying challenged you do not slip into the dangerous comfort zone. You can stay challenged by:
This makes your brain cells work in creative ways for you to figure out new things and how to incorporate them into your life.
Nowadays TV shows, movies, and other media are more about quick action and fast engagement.
Pure reading, which requires world-building, time and patience is a lost art. To truly harness the power of reading, do not fill your mind with junk, but with quality books.
A growth strategy that broadens our world is to just move on. We limit ourselves, in our small shell. We curb ourselves by doing one thing our entire lifetime. We need to move on and experience more of life. We need to quit what's holding us back and impeding our growth.
Typical, run-of-the-mill bosses cannot be a good guide or teacher. You have to work towards finding your Mentor.
A CEO of a big company is not going to come and chat with you in your cubicle about how you can get to where they are now. It's your job to seek them out.
If your goals are mediocre and small, you will slip into distractions and routine work. It's always better to have an audacious goal.
The idea of challenging yourself is one of the pillars of personal development.
By that, you grow as a person and you learn to trust yourself more, which greatly increases your likelihood of having happiness and success in life.
Think outside yourself a little and pretend like you're offering advice.
The reasoning here is really simple: your short-term emotions get in the way of decisions, and that clouds your judgment. It's hard to break free of your emotions, but it helps to know they affect your choices.
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